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Film

Promising Young Woman: Review

Trigger Warning: Rape, sexual assault Emerald Fennell’s directorial debut Promising Young Woman has been picking up awards left and right, from BAFTAs to Critics’ Choice Awards; it also has several Oscar nominations.  Promising Young Woman tells the story of Cassie Thomas, a nearly-30 medical school dropout who seeks to avenge the death of her best…

Books

Books that would make great adaptations

‘A Thousand Ships’ by Natalie Haynes  I recently read Natalie Haynes’ A Thousand Ships, a retelling of the events of the Trojan War from the perspectives of the women involved, and I think it would make an amazing movie, or even better, a limited series. While there are hundreds of plays, movies and TV shows…

Arts

What can Ancient rainforest rock art tell us about climate change?

Archaeologists have discovered tens of thousands of paintings of animals and humans in the Amazonian rainforest. The discovery was made by a British-Colombian team, funded by the European Research Council and led by Francisco Javier Aceituno of the Universidad de Antioquia, Gaspar Morcote-Rios of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and José Iriarte, professor of archaeology…

Books

Review: ‘We Were Liars’ by E. Lockhart

When I began reading ‘We Were Liars’ by E. Lockhart, I was full of hope, looking forward to a story of mystery, intrigue and secrets. This hope quickly vanished, and I’ve been thinking about this book for a while, because of how disappointed I was. ‘We Were Liars’ tells the story of Cadence Sinclair, of…

Arts

This on-stage couple just doesn’t make sense!

I’ll preface this article with the fact that I love Shakespeare’s plays, truly. Twelfth Night, Othello and King Lear are all brilliant. But Romeo and Juliet’s love story is just… bizarre. We all know the story. Romeo and Juliet are from two feuding families. They meet, fall in love, marry the next day, and then…

Film

Soul Review: Finding Your Spark

Pixar is well known for making films that tug at your heartstrings, and Soul is no different. It represents everything audiences love the studio for: heart, humour, beauty and a story that stays with you. It follows Joe Gardner, a man in love with jazz; it’s at the centre of his life and he believes…

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